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The Dance of the Muses


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Table of Contents

1: Introduction: the right comparison
2: Choreia and the musical text
3: The voice of the dancer: a new theory of the Greek accent
4: The form of the hexameter: the origins of caesura and diaeresis
5: The `choral signifier': the shaping of Homeric speech
6: Retrogression, episode, and anagogy: the round dance and narrative form
7: The genesis of Homeric poetry (a brief synthesis): the `intemporizing' cataloguer
8: The lyric orchestra

About the Author

A. P. David completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.


...David often asks important questions that the scholarly discourse tends to avoid, and soemtimes proposes fascinating answers...
*Stefan Hagel, GNOMON*

develops a new approach to the interpretation of ancient Greek poetry
*Massimo Giuseppetti, The Classical Review*

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